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Lucky Stars (or Five Lucky Stars; (Chinese: 福星系列、五福星) was a Hong Kong action comedy film series in the 1980s and 1990s, blending Chinese martial arts with bawdy comedy. The films featured an ensemble cast, with many of the actors appearing in successive films. The characters of the Five Lucky Stars were originally petty criminals recently out of prison, who started their own cleaning company. By the second film, the cleaning company idea was discarded, and the bumbling gang were instead employed to assist the police.

  • Number of Movies: 7
  • Revenue: $23,109,809

Featured Cast

  1. Richard Ng

    Richard Ng

    Sandy, Exhaust Pipe, Tai Shan / Sandy

  2. Sammo Hung

    Sammo Hung

    Eric / Kidstuff / Fastbuck / Tse Koo Choy, Eric Kidstuff / Choi, Eric Kidstuff / Fastbuck, Teapot, Kidstuff / Fastbuck

  3. Stanley Fung

    Stanley Fung

    Rookie, Rhino / Rawhide, Rawhide, Rawhide / Pee

  4. Eric Tsang

    Eric Tsang

    Roundhead / Lo Han, Roundhead / Blockhead, Roundhead, Lo Han / Roundhead

  5. Charlie Chin Chiang-Lin

    Charlie Chin Chiang-Lin

    Herb, Vaseline

  6. Karl Maka

    Karl Maka

    Chief Inspector Albert / Baldy

  7. Alan Tam

    Alan Tam

    Top Dog

  8. Michael Miu

    Michael Miu

    Cone / Pagoda, Pagoda / Ginseng, Pagoda

  9. Andy Lau

    Andy Lau

    Lambo, Inspector at Warehouse

  10. John Shum Kin-Fun

    John Shum Kin-Fun

    Wormgrass, Curly

  11. Kent Cheng

    Kent Cheng

    Sgt Cheng, Fat Cat

  12. Carina Lau

    Carina Lau

    Banana Tso

  13. Sibelle Hu

    Sibelle Hu

    Chief Insp Wu Ba Wah, Madame Wu, Swordflower / Barbara Woo

Featured Crew

  1. Sammo Hung

    Sammo Hung

    Writing, Directing

  2. Barry Wong

    Writing

  3. Eric Tsang

    Eric Tsang

    Directing

  4. Stanley Fung

    Stanley Fung

    Writing, Directing

  5. Corey Yuen

    Corey Yuen

    Directing

  6. Wong Jing

    Wong Jing

    Writing

  7. Ricky Lau

    Ricky Lau

    Directing

  8. Frankie Chan Fan-Kei
July 7, 1983

Five friends are released from prison and do their best to stay out trouble. While trying to mind their own business (and run their 5-Star Cleaning Service), they are caught up in a war between rival Triad gangs fighting for control of the counterfeit currency market.

February 10, 1985

Two Hong-Kong cops are sent to Tokyo to catch an ex-cop who stole a large amount of money in diamonds. After one is captured by the Ninja-gang protecting the rogue cop, the other one gets his old Orphanage gang, dubbed the "Five Lucky Stars," to help him. They don't like this much, but they do it.

The third installment in the Lucky Stars series, following Winners and Sinners (1983) and My Lucky Stars (1985)... The team are released from prison to play detective in order to stop a ruthless gang from ruining their reputations, taking their lives, and that of a key witness in an upcoming trial. They must battle their way through and with the help of Muscles, take down the bad guys.

June 20, 1986

Lucky Stars Go Places, also known as The Luckiest Stars, is a 1986 Hong Kong action comedy film directed by Eric Tsang. It is the fourth film in the Lucky Stars series. It was an attempt to combine the original Lucky Stars troupe with the similar action comedy ensemble from the Aces Go Places series.

December 24, 1988

Hong Kong Police Supt. Walter Tso arrests Big Dai, the reformed leader of a criminal corporation. When Dai asked his brother Richard Mao to turn himself in to the police, he betrays him and decides to take over the corporation. Dai is imprisoned and an informant is murdered by one of Mao's men. With no evidence against Mao and the corporation, Tso coerced four of the "Five Lucky Stars" to go undercover in the prison, rescue Dai, and help nab Mao and bring down the corporation

February 27, 1992

The "Five Lucky Stars" attempt to help a restless ghost take revenge on the evil drug gang who took his life. At the same time, they want the ghost to help them get rich and court the four policewomen assigned to the case.

How to Meet the Lucky Stars is a 1996 Hong Kong film and the final film in the Lucky Stars film series. Featuring the "Lucky Stars" Sammo Hung (in a supporting role and another role as a cop), Eric Tsang, Stanley Fung, Richard Ng, Michael Miu and new cast member Vincent Lau as Hung's younger cousin. Also featuring a number of guest appearances including Françoise Yip, Natalis Chan, Chen Kuan Tai, Cheng Pei-pei, Chan Hung Lit and Nora Miao. Produced by Eric Tsang, directed by Frankie Chan with action choreography by Yuen Cheung-Yan and Mars.The film was released as a benefit film for the famous Hong Kong film director, Lo Wei, who died in 1996.

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